My weekly collection of the provocative, intriguing, or curious, in a world where the house is falling down. The contextual, the cultural, and other things that catch my eye.
Drax Power Station, 2007. Paul Glazzard / Northeast of Drax /
- Killing off coal. Social Europe reports on nine principles that could also underpin a just transition.
- A park on a truck. How to roll out a lot of urban parks very quickly.
- Imagining the 2020s. Of course science fiction always tells us more about the time in which it was written. (Free, registration may be required).
- The Sardines movement seems to have stopped the Italian right. Amazing what you can do if you just keep showing up.
- The innovation theorist Clayton Christensen died last week. His (contested) theory about disruptive innovation was hugely influential but he seems to have been a rounded human being as well. HBR shared a collection of Christensen articles in memoriam.
- Stories about the end of the world run through our cultures. Climate crisis is bringing them to life all around us.
- ‘Colour is always technology’. The strange stories of Vantablack and the world’s pinkest pink. Oh, and Anish Kapoor. From the 99% Invisible podcast (38 minutes). Thanks to Eloisa Castrillo.
“The whole world’s at sixes and sevens, and why the house hasn’t fallen down about our ears long ago is a miracle to me.” (Thornton Wilder)